Reflecting on 2017

Prepare yourself for the sappy post to come!

I cannot believe I am wrapping up year 4 of LL Photo. I wanted to take this time to thank all of you guys, my amazing clients for trusting me to capture the precious moments that you share with your families. Y'all know me, I am - obviously - about to be candid with you.

When I decided to focus solely on families and tiny humans during spring of this year I was terrified that I would not be able to pay my bills and live as comfortably as I had been... Weddings are a large chunk of money I had counted on for the last few years and POOF, I stopped taking them. What the hell was I thinking?!?! Thennnn, spring sessions were in full force, then summer, fall and finally we are in winter (which is usually pretty dead for me). I am STILL busy. Not as busy as fall (because... duh, Christmas cards have been sent!) but I am not having to worry about tapping into savings like I thought I would, I have a steady stream of squishy babies, toddlers and precious families to keep me not only afloat, but thriving. I am kinda, sorta, maybe in tears writing this. I am beyond humbled and at a loss for words for how thankful I am for all of you guys. I never thought I would be able to do what I love for a living, not without a separate income from a job I may or may not hate. Have I been hustling like crazy for the last few years to get here? YES. Have I had times where I had to pick up an extra job to make sure I could pay rent (in our apartment)? YES. Have I ever felt happier? NO.

It's an amazing feeling to truly love what you do. I think the majority of people will never be able to say that, not as wholeheartedly as I can at least. I seriously love you guys! I am especially grateful to those of you who have stood by me since the beginning, those of you who have allowed me to be a part of your child(ren)'s lives, and those of you who I have found a true friend in! 

So... enough of that!

Here's to another amazing year on this earth, doing what I love with the people I adore! Happy New Year!

Lindsey Lay